Over 400 people have now attended or booked a place on a briefing session aimed at explaining the role of Listening Ear’s Amparo service in supporting people who are affected by suicide.

The 40 minute sessions, delivered via Zoom by Amparo’s service manager Sammy Ashley, have drawn attendance from all across the country and have been popular with staff working in organisations ranging from the police, the NHS, social care and the voluntary and community sectors.  “We’ve been very encouraged at the response and have now organised additional sessions to meet the demand,” says Sammy.

The sessions cover the role of Amparo and how people can refer someone for support.  “The Zoom sessions allow us to reach more people at a time when it’s not possible to attend staff meetings due to Covid-19, and we’ve had extremely good feedback from them,” Sammy added.

Future briefing sessions

Wed     19th May @ 12.30pm  NOW FULLY BOOKED
Tues     25th May @ 2pm        NOW FULLY BOOKED
Thurs   27th May @ 4pm
Fri        4th June   @ 12.30pm
Tues     8th June   @ 2.30pm
Mon     14th June @ 9.30pm
Wed     23rd June @ 2.30pm
Tues     29th June  @ 12pm

If you work with people who may have been affected by suicide and would like to attend a session, please email paul.etherington@listening-ear.co.uk with your preferred date and time, and we will send you the log-in details for the session.